The longevity and health benefits of papaya have been known by Asian and native Central American cultures for centuries.
In Japan, the population has one of the highest life expectancies in the world, partially explained by a diet regularly consisting of fermented foods.
Osato Research Institute (Gifu, Japan) successfully combined the benefits of the Carica papaya and those of fermented foods with their proprietary fermentation process. This 10-month process ingeniously transforms the fruit into FPP® (Fermented Papaya Preparation).
FPP® has been produced for 25 years by Osato Laboratory Inc. in Japan under the highest quality standards (ISO 9001:2015 , ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 22000:2018).
It is marketed worldwide, with more than 15 million packets sold annually.
How to use FPP?
Used all-year-round, FPP® is your ideal partner for long and healthy life, thanks to its 10-month proprietary Japanese fermentation process.
> The standard dose is one packet (3g) per day.
> Place the content of the packet under your tongue to dissolve it.
Sport & FPP
FPP® is an effective ally when you exercise, as it helps your body to recover more quickly (muscle pain, fatigue, cramps, aches).
What is FPP®?
FPP® is an all-natural food supplement, made from 100% fermented papaya preparation (FPP®). FPP® is made through a 10-month patented Japanese fermentation process, from non-GMO Carica papayas.
Is FPP® safe?
Many studies conducted all over the world by renowned scientists show that FPP® is not associated with any side effects, and presents no risks. In twenty-five years more than ten million FPP® packets were sold without any report on safety-related problems.
How to take FPP®?
Open one packet, place the powder under your tongue. Keep it there long enough for the powder to dissolve and mix well with saliva before swallowing. FPP® reacts with saliva improving its efficiency. If you cannot take it this way, dissolve the powder in a small glass of mineral water and drink it.
Are there any side effects from taking FPP®?
After more than 25 years of commercialization, no side effect has ever been reported.
I am taking medication: Is there any drug interactions?
FPP® is an all-natural dietary supplement. There is no known or reported drug interaction to this day.
Are there any food, vitamins, or other supplements that I should avoid while taking FPP®?
No. FPP® is an all-natural food supplement. There is no known or reported interaction to this day.
What is the best time to take FPP®?
Taking it first thing in the morning or just before going to bed is a good time. Do not eat or drink anything within five minutes of taking FPP®.
Can I take FPP® daily?
Many people do take FPP® daily. Intake may vary depending on your condition, your needs and your response to the product. The standard daily intake for an average healthy person for general health maintenance is one packet per day. (One box of FPP® contains 30 packets of three grams each.)
Are there any precautions or warnings I should know about? Is there an amount or "upper limit" I should not go over?
FPP® had undergone analysis and tests to confirm and validate its harmlessness for human consumption. Do not hesitate to contact us for more details.
Is there a way to make FPP® more effective? For example, does it work better with multi-vitamins?
FPP® is effective by itself.
Is FPP® a stimulant like vitamin C?
No, FPP® is not a vitamin supplement and does not work as such: it doesn’t help restore a vitamin deficiency. It has a much deeper physiological effect on our defence systems and cellular energy production. FPP® restores the balance between oxidants and antioxidants by ridding the body of excess free radicals and boosting cellular metabolism.
I have an allergy to yeast...
FPP® fermentation is done using specific traditional yeasts (Saccharomyces), and after several months of fermentation, there are no living yeasts and identifiable yeast products anymore in FPP®. Over the past fifteen years, people with yeast allergy did not encounter any problems while taking FPP®. However, since FPP® main components are carbohydrates (more specifically beta- glucans-like products) and amino acids, which are part of our cell’s components, allergy could occur, even if the risk is very low. If you know that you have an allergy to yeast, we recommend testing FPP® by taking half a packet to detect any possible allergic reactions.
Does FPP® contain any gluten?
FPP® is gluten-free.
I am pregnant...
We have not carried out any specific study targeting pregnant women taking FPP®. However, in more than twenty years of research, there has been no report on side effect or toxicity of our product, even on women taking FPP® during their pregnancy. If you are pregnant, consult your doctor before taking FPP®.
Can children take FPP®?
FPP® can be used for children as a dietary supplement even in the case of recurrent ear, nose and throat infections commonly treated with antibiotics, but it should not replace any medical treatment. Consulting your doctor is highly recommended for such infections. Children under one year of age (after weaning): Dilute half a packet in mineral water or milk, 2 to 3 times a week. Children up to six years: Place half a packet under the tongue once a day. Children over six years: Place one packet under the tongue once a day.
My skin is aging...
FPP® helps slow down skin aging effects by improving the skin antioxidative capacity. Also, it helps improve skin moisturization, elasticity, and skin evenness. FPP® could have a beneficial effect on skin aging as it does in any condition triggered by oxidative stress (excessive amount of free radicals). Skin aging is partly due to free radicals attacking cell membranes, which leads to wrinkling.
I am suffering from type 2 diabetes...
One packet of FPP® amounts to less than half a sugar cube, i.e., 1% of the recommended daily value. You can, therefore, use it safely. We have studied the effect of FPP® on glucose parameters in the blood and urines of diabetic patients and have not found any significant difference. Scientific reference: Antioxid Redox Signal. 2015 Feb 1;22(4):339-45. doi: 10.1089/ ars.2014.6138. Epub 2014 Nov 10. Does oral supplementation of a fermented papaya preparation correct respiratory burst function of innate immune cells in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients?
I am scheduled for surgery. Should I be concerned about taking FPP®?
Talk to your health provider.
I am undergoing chemotherapy...
Patients undergoing chemotherapy can take FPP® before and after their treatment, but not during the treatment. You can use FPP® as a supplement taking two packets a day for two weeks before your treatment starts. During chemotherapy, do not take FPP® because your treatment generates an intense oxidative stress to “attack” and eventually destroy cancerous cells. After your chemotherapy treatment is over, you can use FPP® as a supplement to recover faster. We recommend taking three packets a day for the first week after chemotherapy, two packets a day the second week. Depending on your age and level of oxidative stress, you may continue taking one packet a day. If you have difficulties swallowing and lack saliva, dissolve FPP® in a glass of mineral water.
I am HIV positive...
FPP® antioxidant qualities make it a good dietary supplement to add to your diet. However, we recommend consulting your doctor before taking FPP®.
I have bronchial asthma...
No specific studies have been dedicated yet to the use FPP® with asthma. However, as FPP® does fight oxidative stress, it can be an adequate supplement if you have bronchial asthma, but it should not replace the medication your doctor has prescribed. We recommend consulting your doctor before using FPP®.
Can I use FPP® with an anticoagulant treatment?
FPP® doesn’t interfere with blood coagulation, and people under anticoagulant treatment (Simtrom, Previscan) have not reported any problem. Coagulation parameters can change when people under anticoagulant treatment change their diet. Adding FPP® to their diet will generate a small change in their parameters, without usually creating any problem. While we never faced such a change, it still could happen. Since people under anticoagulant treatment have to watch their level of INR (International Normalized Ratio) of Prothrombin time measurement, they have to adapt their anticoagulant treatment if there is a real modification while taking FPP®. Note: Two similar consecutive INR measurements showing modification show a real modification.
I suffer from electro-hypersensitivity (EHS or EMFIS) ...
FPP® helps relieve the symptoms for people suffering from electro-sensitivity. It helps them recover a normal brain perfusion and reduce some of the clinical symptoms (tachycardia, fatigue...)
- Phase I-II study testing the therapeutic effect and stimulating properties of antioxidant defences to patients suffering of Electromagnetic Fields Intolerance Syndrome. | D. BELPOMME & Co | Functional Foods in Health and Disease 2018; 8(2): 122-14
- US Patent No.US10993980B2 – “Method for Treating Electrohypersensitivity with FPP®”
The antioxidative properties of FPP® can be useful in helping to counteract the excessive production of free radicals (oxidative stress) present in people with Alzheimer’s.
Reference: Oxidative Stress in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease: Effect of Extracts of Fermented Papaya Powder. | M. BARBAGALLO & Co | Hindawi Publishing Corporation, Mediators of Inflammation, Article ID 624801
Can FPP® help during alcohol withdrawal?
FPP® helps reduce the oxidative phenomenon which takes place soon after alcohol withdrawal, protecting you against possible liver diseases.
I suffer from Hepatitis C...
FPP® helps protect your body against oxidative and inflammatory damage which may trigger complications of Hepatitis C.
I suffer from chronic atrophic gastritis...
FPP® helps reduce the oxidative stress that may trigger complications after a gastritis, especially in older adults.
Can FPP® help cardiovascular health?
FPP® can help maintain good cardiovascular health by protecting the body against the dysfunction of the inner lining of the blood vessels.
Reference: Cardioprotective effect of a bio fermented nutraceutical on endothelial function in healthy middle-aged subjects. | F. MAROTTA & Co | PMID: 22533427